If you have decided that breast augmentation is right for you, there are many more choices you need to make. On top of the size of the implants, you will also need to decide what material they should be made from. You can choose between saline and silicone implants. Each choice has its own list of advantages and disadvantages.
Saline Implants for Breast Augmentation
In a saline implant, a shell made from silicone is filled with sterile salt water. One of the advantages of this type of implant for breast augmentation is they give you a uniform texture, look, and feel. If a saline implant is punctured, it will collapse on itself. Although that may seem like a disadvantage, it actually belongs in the plus column for this type of implant. This is because your body is capable of absorbing the sterile salt water and expelling it naturally. A punctured silicone implant can be dangerous because it is hard to detect and your body cannot absorb the material.
This is considered the safer option for breast augmentation. Knowing that, you might wonder why anyone would choose silicone over saline. The trade-off for the safety is that many women do not feel that the saline implants feel as natural as silicone ones. Saline implants have been approved by the FDA for use in adults aged 18 and up.
Silicone Implants for Breast Augmentation
The shells of this type of implant are filled with a silicone gel. These implants are incredibly natural-looking, which is why they remain so popular. If a silicone implant is somehow punctured, it will not deflate. While this is an advantage on the cosmetic side, it means you will need to have your implants checked regularly for leaking. This type of breast augmentation has been approved by the FDA for those who are 22 or older. The risks are typically outweighed by the fact that these implants look and feel like natural breast tissue.
Contact Us to Learn More
Are you ready to learn more about your options for breast augmentation at Tarola Plastic Surgery? If so, the staff members at our offices in Murfreesboro and Hendersonville, TN are ready to help. We can discuss with you both silicone and saline implants and we can decide the best plan for you. We also proudly serve the residents in the areas surrounding Nashville, TN. We offer BOTOX® and other cosmetic treatments for your aesthetic needs. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!